Meet Our Leaders


Our current leaders have been volunteering in their communities for many years, and they bring with them an incredible ability to lead, inspire and care for those that need it.


With many years of experience among them, our leaders provide BUMC with the inspiration and direction to keep the organization moving forward and expanding in new areas based on our community's needs.


You could be a part of the growing movement to serve and strengthen the North St Louis County area. Contact the office about how you can get involved today.

Glen Connoley



Pastor Glen received his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, and his Bachelor's in English from University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is honored and excited to bring his love of Christ and Community to a church with a strong history of both.

Charlotte Abel

Church Administrator

Certified Lay Servant, Minister, Finance

Leadership, Worship & Creative Teams

Young Leader's Ministry

Discipleship Class


Charlotte is in her fifth year of service at Bellefontaine UMC and is a graduate of the University of Missouri St. Louis with a degree in Liberal Studies, emphasis in Business and History and has also taken various courses in a variety of subjects. She is well-rounded in her education and brings a multitude of talents to the table.


Charlotte loves being a disciple of Christ and sharing His love; whether you are a beginner or advanced disciple, you will want to take her course on discipleship. "A Disciple's Path" will help you gain confidence in yourself and your ministry as you journey with Christ. Contact Charlotte about scheduling time to discuss your walk with Christ today.


Charlotte is well-known for her faith walk and leadership, but mostly for her love of God and others. Make her acquaintance, you both will be blessed.

Dr. Carl Behmer

Choir Leader


Carl leads the choir in our service, is a graduate of SIU-Carbondale and Universityof Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (Ed.D in Music Education), and is an active member of Bellefontaine UMC.

Thelma Wayne, Luisette Behmer, & Margaret Klein 

Project Hope Food Pantry


These caring women of God are our community coordinators and together, with many kind-spirited volunteers, they serve and provide leadership for our signature outreach ministry, Project Hope Food Pantry. 


Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

Worship Hours:          Sundays @ 9:30 am

Contact Us


Office Phone: 314.867.0800

or use our contact form.


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